Search Databases

Townsville Citylibraries has a wide variety of databases to access covering a large range of subject matter including the arts, music, literature, law, legislation, standards, encyclopaedias, dictionaries, general reference, family history, local history, business, news, working life, health, science, and junior students, and young adult students.

How is searching in a database different from using Google?

There is a lot of irrelevant and incorrect information online. Databases on this page provide free access to current information from authoritative sources, many offering automatic citations: great for reference lists.

Database connection key

  • Connect: These databases are available free online. If accessing the database outside the library, you may require your library membership card number to login.
  • Connect @ Library: These databases are only available at your library. Drop in to Townsville Citylibraries and login using the free public computers.
  • Connect Offsite: Townsville Citylibraries provides our customers with access to databases via sources such as State Library of Queensland. You may have to register with State Library of Queensland for a free e-services library card to access the database.

Business | News | Working Life

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Junior | Young Adult | Parents

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Study | Lifelong Learning

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Language Learning

Family Research and Local History


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Law | Legislation | Standards

Reading Recommendations

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For more information, please ask your friendly staff at Citylibraries.